United States National Park System (NPS) officials are searching for two men who were caught harassing a bison calf in the state of Wyoming.
The men approached the animal at 1:00 a.m. on June 4 in Grand Teton National Park. subjects came so close to the hatching that they were able to touch it
In photos shared on social networks, two men in dark clothing are seen standing less than a meter away from the animal on a path in the nature reserve.
So far, the animal has not been harmed by contact with visitors to Grand Teton National Park in Wyoming. However, he cautioned that exposure to humans could cause the bison to reject its calf.
“In this case, fortunately, the calf was successfully reunited with its herd, but often these interactions result in the euthanasia of the animal,” the NPS said in a statement, noting that people who have had contact with wild animals have been exposed to them. Can significantly affect well-being and survival.
According to the first investigation, the incidents occurred at the south end of Elk Ranch Flats near downtown Jackson Hole.
Summer is a great time to view wildlife in Grand Teton, but it’s important to view wildlife safely, responsibly, and ethically. Rangers are seeking information about individuals seen harassing a bison calf in the park on June 4. Continue reading https://t.co/28Iu10RJ53 pic.twitter.com/uKbtA9H405
– Grand Teton National Park (@GrandTetonNPS) June 8, 2023
Authorities launched a search to find subjects who had harassed the bison calf in Grand Teton and asked the population to report if they saw any of the men involved.
Reports should be made to the Teton Interagency Dispatch Center by calling 307-739-3367 or 307-739-3301.
The National Park Service also urged visitors to treat the wild animals in the reserve with caution and respect, as they can be unpredictable and dangerous.
In addition, he indicated that summer is the best time for wildlife viewing at Grand Teton, as animals are easier to spot on the flats and in streams.
Visitors must maintain a distance of at least 90 meters from bears and wolves, and 22 meters from other wild animals such as bison, in order to protect the wildlife and people visiting the nature reserve.
“Do not intentionally provoke, touch, frighten or disturb wildlife,” stressed the NPS and recalled that no animals should be fed.
(tagstranslate) Tortured bison at Grand Teton (T)